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DSO Housing Navigation 101

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  • What is the DSO 
  • History of DSO housing navigation 
  • Overview of housing navigation role and resources 
  • Advocacy within the housing sector: needs of adults with a developmental disability 
  • When and how to reach out to housing navigation/DSO


Aaron Firth (he/him) is a seasoned member of the DSO Service Navigation team, bringing experience from roles in the fields of Autism, Respite, and Behaviour Analysis. At DSO, he specializes in support to youth in the child welfare system, and has recently started acquiring knowledge related to municipal housing programs in Toronto. 

Alex Shannan (she/her) has worked as an Application Assessor, Service Navigator and Housing Navigator, since joining the DSO in 2015. She strives to support individuals, caregivers and other supporters in navigating services within and outside of the Developmental Sector, with a particular focus on informing the development of creative and individualized housing and support plans. 


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